noun (plural confraternities)
A brotherhood, especially with a charitable or religious purpose.
- Furthermore, clergy gave no encouragement to lay organisations such as religious confraternities or voluntary societies.
- A host of new religious orders and lay confraternities were founded to preach, teach, tend the sick, and care for the poor.
- Unlike their precursors, these new cycles focused almost exclusively on the founders or ideological leaders of the various religious orders or confraternities.
Words that rhyme with confraternityeternity, fraternity, maternity, modernity, paternity, taciturnity
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